Juan Olivarez

(september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Gossamer Wings


I had a dream, that I could fly,
On gossamer wings, in the clear blue skies.
Floating above the Earth below,
Going where the air currents chose to go.

I dreamt I soared above the sea,
Just by myself, there was only me.
Watching the sun rise over the brine,
Not one other soul could I find.

I soared over deserts and mountains high,
On my gossamer wings, in the clear blue sky.
And I was alone and feeling free,
But so much loneliness was a part of me.

The last creature on Earth, flying high,
Searching for life, and I started to cry.
What use to me were gossamer wings,
If all over the world, there were no living things.

12/11/10 Alton Texas

Submitted: Saturday, December 11, 2010
Edited: Saturday, February 25, 2012

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  • Leon Somer (12/13/2012 3:45:00 PM)

    Your poem is magnificent. Very well written and wonderful imagery, while I was reading it I actually wrote one of my own. Hope you don’t mind that it inspired me.

    Desert

    In early morning light, temperatures starts to rise,
    On raven wings, I dreamed I could fly,
    Summers heat making the image wave,
    Over land that workers spent their life to pave.

    Not a single thing remained green,
    No place to rest, no songs to sing,
    Watching the heat ripple and writhe,
    I felt the ground so far below was as a tide.

    I searched farther to find my rest,
    And I looked so far and wide,
    Only thing moving in emptiness,
    Was the waving earth tide.

    Leon Somer 12-13-12 (Report) Reply

    Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (9/5/2014 3:48:00 PM)

    poets are suppose to inspire.. your poem is very nice, too.

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